mandalas for marinke

Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. I am grateful for each and every amazing contribution. You are invited to join; learn more here.

Beautiful Crochet Mandala

Grace W's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Here’s another beautiful spoke crochet mandala. I love the way that the pink colors look like flowers in a field of green grass!

Grace W's Crochet Contribution to MandalasforMarinke

Meet the Maker

Grace W Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

This blossomy crochet mandala comes to us from Grace W. who writes:

Wink’s work was always an inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones.”

Words by Wink

Grace W Crochet Mandalas for Marinke

Wink made a free crochet lap rug pattern for Tuts+ in which she wrote:

“People will admire the hard work that went into making all those squares and triangles, so it’s time to wow the crowds with your stunning lap rug! Because you’ve made it on the diagonal, your blanket will stand out from the rest. Not to mention, it’s nice to snuggle under with a nice cup of tea!”

About Depression

Grace W Crochet MandalasforMarinke

One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post will end with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. We previously looked at some depression tattoos; today I wanted to mention the annual Tats 4 Life fundraiser.

Grace W Crochet MandalasforMarinke mandala

Elaine Larsen and her husband lost her son Cody to suicide in 2011. They participate in the annual Out of Darkness Walk and also host the annual Tats 4 Life; “The event raises money for suicide awareness and prevention, and it’s a way to tell other families they are not alone when a suicide occurs.”

Unrelated to this event, but on the topic of tattoos related to depression/ suicide, I wanted to share this tattoo that a college student got, which has been raising awareness about depression since it went viral online:

depression tattoo

If you’re looking at it from the outside, it looks like it reads “I’m Fine” but when she herself looks at it from her angle, it reads “Save Me”, which speaks so much to what it can feel like to have depression.

Spoke Crochet Mandala by Grace W.

All contributions to Mandalas for Marinke are welcome and will help raise awareness about depression while honoring her work in the same way that this great contribution has done today. Details to join here. Deadline is to have all mandalas into the mail no later than 10/15/15.


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